FoodSaver® Countertop V2040 Vacuum Sealing System, White with Starter Kit
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Starter Kit Includes:
- 1 - 11" x 10' FoodSaver® Roll
- 3 - Quart Size FoodSaver® Bags
- 2 - Gallon Size FoodSaver® Bags
- Accessory Hose
The FoodSaver® V2040 Vacuum Sealing System keeps food fresh up to 5x longer (when compared to ordinary storage methods).
- Dimensions: H: 3.3" W 6.8" x D 15.7"
- Cord length: 47"
- Weight: 3.87lb.
The FoodSaver® V2040 Vacuum Sealing System combines form and function in a compact-designed unit and easy-to-use manual operation. Versatile settings and modes provide convenience to seal a variety of foods using bags, rolls or accessories.
- Compact design
- Manual operation
- CrushFree™ Instant Seal helps protect delicate foods during sealing process
- Patented, removable, dishwasher-safe, drip tray
- Extra-wide sealing strip creates secure, air-tight seal
- Accessory port and hose vacuum seals canisters and marinates food in minutes
- 1-year limited warranty
FoodSaver® Countertop V2040 Vacuum Sealing System, White with Starter Kit is rated out of 5 by 39.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarkB from Rubbish This was a Christmas gift in 2014 that I used for the first time in the fall of 2015. I only use it once a year when I make sausages in the fall. It worked so-so in November of 2015, about 50 per cent of the time. And now, one year later, it doesn't work at all. No vacuum whatsoever. I feel like this was a complete waste of money but with it being a two-year old Christmas gift, I'm sure that I'm SOL. I would stay away from this product.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dave from dissapointing I bought this to replace an older version from about 15 years ago that works great, but we wanted a newer version that hadn't yellowed with age. I found this one on sale so bought it. This is extremely finicky-it doesn't like to seal used bags, it seals new bags about 50% of the time and wastes about 1" of the bag each time. I'd have returned it after I purchased it, but I bought it while in vacation in Canada, and I live in the U.S. I'd recommend the older version, not this one at all.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brenda K from Vacuum quit working after about 15 uses I used this product just enough to use the initial supply of bags. I bought more bags and when I went to use it, it quit vacuuming. I wasted a lot of bag before I gave up. Very disappointing. I was so pleased initially that I could buy food in bulk and keep it fresh. I tried a couple of the troubleshooting tips and then gave up.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sandi_w from No vacuum suction I purchased this unit a few years back .... only used 10 times or so .... no vacuum suction.... called and was told out of warranty ... we can give 15% off new unit .... really .... buy another unit that could too only last 10 uses .... not worth it by any means .... too bad I have over 5 full rolls that are useless ....
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by marmic68 from Not working properly since I bought it. I got this unit as a Christmas gift. I have had trouble with the machine since I got it. The first bag I do usually works good but the next bags are a problem. I must press down hard on the unit and pull on the bag to vacuum and even then it doesn't always work.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moumsie from Won't vacuum Bought this and the vacuum worked les and less and now, not at all. Less than 20 uses on it. As I can see, I am not the only one having problems with this unit. Can't find the receipt so I guess it's good for the garbage :(.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Odie from Plastic Latch Breaks Easily I am on my fourth Foodsaver, the last two being this model V2040. Both V2040 units have had problems with the gray plastic latches on the side which seem very fragile. The first V2040 I bought had both side latches break so it got tossed out. The latest one doesn't latch shut properly anymore on one side, so it needs to be held shut to seal. I love the product concept but the units I've bought just don't seem to hold up to even gentle use.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gerib from Vacuums but wont seal The very first time I used this product, the seal worked to make the bag but once i filled it and pressed Vacuum and Seal, it vacuums but the seal light flashed 3 times and then went off....no seal!!! Not Happy
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unhappy from It Sucks - but not the way it should I have used it about 20 times maybe. When it works I get a result I want. The overall idea for food preservation totally works - especially for freezer food storage. Unfortunately this unit takes about 3-4 tries per bag to get it to actually seal properly. Looks like I am not the only person with this problem. Giving it one star is giving it too much. Especially for how expensive these Foodsavers are. DON"T BUY IT!!!!!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by CarmenB from Replacement Gasket I need a new gasket for my FoodSaver V2040 but can not find one anywhere. Not sold online on this site. Where can I find one? I was having problems with vacuum sealing so I looked on YouTube and discovered it was a problem with the gasket. I removed and washed the gasket, still did not solve the problem unless you press on the front of the machine in order for it to vacuum seal. Not a convenient way to use the machine.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by johnfw from disappointed Received the unit as a gift 2 years ago and use it mostly for packaging salmon. It worked fine for about 30 times. Now when I start it to vacuum and seal, The vacuum pump comes on and removes the air but, it does not automatically stop and seal. I now have to press the seal button to get it to seal. I'm disappointed this is happening on such a new unit. Any fix??
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by LauraL from Doesnt work well... disappointing I bought this product last week to seal meals for my husband who has to follow a strict diet due to health issue. Took my time cooking and vaccuming. Unfortunately, an average of 2 on 7 meals remain vaccumed... The rest have air in it. As for dry foods : same scenario. :( This is very bad purchase, a waste of time and money. Very disappointed!!!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mnq67 from Plastic latch breaks with time Really enjoyed this product when I purchased it a while back. Started having problem with it, it wouldn't suck air out of bag. Thought it was due to gaskets. Finally had a good look at the machine and found that the grey plastic door latch button on the right hand side was broken which seems to be a common problem with this model from what I've read from previous comments. No replacement part available according to client service. No longer have this model therefore was offered a 15% discount on my next purchase.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Colin from What junk! I bought this in December 2017. It didn't work out of the box. I returned it and the replacement worked for a couple of months. Now it won't vacuum, still seals though so at least I can use the rolls to make bags with. I will never buy from FoodSaver again.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ieva from Not a good product Bought this about a year ago. Used it maybe 5 times. It does not work properly anymore. Just tried to vacuum some food. Took me about 25 minutes to make 3 packages. It's not vacuuming then it did vacuum but would not seal them.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stan from It fails to vaccuum and seal. To get some vacuum, I need to press at least 50 pounds on the lid. I do the same for sealing process. It worked good for the 10 or 20 first bags, then its getting worse each time a use it
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by Manny from Not worth the money Failed to vacuum the air, doesnt seal either. One plastic latch broke, have to press and hold...the upper part to turn on.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by sonny from started out great but only for 5 bags I bought the item 3 weeks ago and after doing 5 bags I cant get it to suck the air out of the other bags - Help!!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by dabeve 1 from This unit has been a problem since I bought it! Doesn't vacuum or seal properly! It worked for a short while, then would only partially seal and vacuum.
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from poor quality upper gasket causes failure to vacuum We got this for Christmas. It got through 1 roll, then started having problems vacuuming. Confirmed it is the upper gasket losing its shape and strength causing leaks. Really weak material that compresses without returning to its proper shape. The workaround is to carefully pull the gasket partly out of its slot to recreate the original shape, which allows it to work for a few uses before needing to be done again. Foodsaver guys, you need to make this gasket out of a harder material which will better hold its shape over time (that means a higher durometer value). It is currently amongst the weakest foam gasket possible to buy. Or you need to sell this with several gaskets and instructions on how to swap them when vacuum leaks occur. Not everyone is a design engineer whom can problem solve on the fly and create a quick work around.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by RobT from Have had a couple of these over the years Bought my second one in February of 2014. didn't use it much for the first few years. Just recently I started using it more often. Now that I have I have noticed that I have to press down in the middle of the machine just to get it to suck the air out. when you get the noise that it is done getting all the air out the machine doesn't switch to automatically seal it. I have to press that button myself.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by dehaaa from has been good was very surprised to see most of the reviews I have had my unit for years and it has been through quite a few boxes of bags worth of food without any problems until now and I think simple fix, appears the black strip over the heater has shifted and the bags do not seal in the same place, just wrote FS we will see if there service is a good as the machine.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed 2 from Waste of money The plastic clip on the side broke after using the machine less than fifteen times, doesn’t vacuum the air out most of the time even when the lid is pressed down. I have tried the trick of soaking the gaskets and letting them air dry, didn’t improve the operation of the machine. There there are no replacement parts available
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trin from Not worth the $ Worked great the first few uses, nothing to crazy, maybe 4-5 items during a vac session. Not it will only ever vacuum air out and never enter the sealing stage. Which is NOT what you want to discover when you’re trying to vac seal some meat you just bought.
Date published: 2020-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by Susie from Need help please I bought this unit in May of this year. I took it out to use today. The unit won't start up. I tried it in other plug ins. Not a happy camper. I am a senior, little discourage at this point. No Ishtar on unit. Totally dead.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by greydog from great I bought 16 mo. ago, because it was out of warranty I took it apart. The lube bypassed the piston, I cleaned it but still wont work. the first 1 I had worked for years. hope I can get the part.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Florence Underhill from Extremely Happy I have had my Vacu-sealer for years. I had to replace the rubber once. I use my dealer at least once a day, Bouldnèt live without it !
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marie Chantale from Excellent produit Je l'ai depuis plus d'un an et je l'utilise régulièrement. J'adore! Se range bien, se nettoie bien et facile à utiliser.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elvis from GREAT! but its in japanese instruction. Need more help on these to translate in English pls.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danny from Presque indispensable Facile s'emploie et très économique et fait très bien le travail
Date published: 2016-01-17